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TV personality and former pop idol Chiemi Hori, 52, said she has been diagnosed with stage 4 tongue cancer — the most advanced stage of the disease — in an official blog post published Tuesday.

Hori also revealed that the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes in the left side of her neck.

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